For those who have ever wanted to make McDonald’s world-famous french fries at home, here’s how you do can achieve this milestone.
It is no secret that one of McDonald’s claim to fame is their golden french fries, and with such stature, many have tried — and failed — to recreate the signature taste of these delicious fries.
For those frustrated with years of failings, Pop Sugar decided to help out the poor souls by releasing the secret recipe to McDonald’s famous french fries. Now, it’s important to note that this isn’t the exact recipe for McDonald’s french fries (that is a heavily guarded secret). However, the recipe released by Pop Sugar is eerily close to what the Golden Arches use to create their world-famous, legendary fries day-in-and-day-out.
What you’ll need is:
- 2 Idaho russet potatoes
- 1/4 cup of corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 6 cups of peanut oil
- 1/4 cup of beef lard
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- and 1/4/ teaspoon of beef bouillon granules (which is optional)
First, you’ll have to peel the potatoes and Julienne those potatoes into the shoestring design that McDonald’s has made so popular. Then, in a large bowl, add your corn syrup and water, and mix it thoroughly. Then, you’ll dump the fries in the sugar-water and pop those babies in the fridge for 30 minutes.
After the fries have soaked up the sugar-water, add the peanut oil to a heavy-bottomed stockpot (or deep fryer), and fry em’ on up to 375-degrees. Add the fries to the oil and let them fry for 1 to 11/2 minutes. After they have turned that golden brown look, take them out of the fryer and put them on a plate topped with a paper towel. Throw the fries back in the fridge and let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
While the fries are in the fridge, you’ll add the beef fat to the oil, crank up the temp to 400-degrees, and then take the fries out of the fridge. Once you do that, put them back in the oil and let them fry for five-to-seven more minutes. Strain the oil from the fries, place them in a large bowl, sprinkle some salt and then BAM!
You now have McDonald’s fries, or something close to it. It all depends on how well you can cook of course.
What do you think of this recipe? Are you going to give it a try? Or do you plan to stick to ordering directly from McDonald’s? Tell us what you think in the comments.